Dear Editor,
It’s back to school again and in July! What happened to summer vacation for students who need the time for summer jobs, visiting relatives, experiencing summer vacations with their families and just having time for themselves?
The balanced school calendar which is also “year around school” affects all of us, whether we have children in school or not, and three examples are the moved up dates for county fairs, the Indiana State Fair timing and the closing of public pools long before the summer heat is gone.
Added to this scenario are the free handouts of new school supplies every year to students. My questions are:,Are the students being taught to reuse their school supplies from the year before? Do the parents pass down outgrown supplies to younger siblings such as backpacks?
The bottom line is, why must the students be receiving free new supplies every year? I welcome an honest answer.
Mari Briggs